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Photoshop Elements Lasso Tool is one of the most-used Selection Tools in Elements.
It lets you quickly make Freehand Selections.
But if you don't understand how it works, it can be frustrating trying to get it to do what you want.
Watch the video below to learn all about how to use the Lasso Tool in Photoshop Elements.
Once you master how to use it, the Lasso Tool might become one of your favorite Selection Tools.
I forgot to mention it in the video, but if you zoom in on the area that you want to select with the Lasso Tool, you can usually get a better Selection.
To zoom in, go to the Toolbox and click on the Zoom Tool (keyboard shortcut: Z) to make it active. Then click-and-drag around the area that you want to Select.
Then make the Lasso Tool the active tool by clicking on it in the Toolbox and draw your Selection.
Make your Selection carefully but if it's not perfect you can add or subtract the bad parts.
It's usually faster than starting the Selection over from scratch.
I selected two separate grapes in the photo below.
Here's how to do it:
Give Photoshop Elements Lasso Tool a chance and you'll get to like it a lot for those areas that are tough to select with the other Selection Tools.
Until next time,